A 29-year-old clerk escaped injury during an early morning holdup at a local convenience store.
The robbery took place at approximately 4 a.m. Nov. 26 at the Shore Stop store located at 761 Main St., Cheswold, said Delaware State Police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary Fournier.
The incident began when a man came into the store armed with a handgun, approached the clerk and demanded money from the register; the clerk handed over an undisclosed amount of cash and the suspect fled after taking some cigarettes from the display.
The man last was seen running on foot toward North DuPont Highway, Fournier said.
The suspect was described as a black man standing between 5 feet 6 inches and 5 feet 7 inches in height. He was of average build and wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark jeans, black ski mask, and gloves. There was no description of the handgun available.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Delaware State Police Major Crimes Unit at Troop 3 at 697-2104. Tips also maybe left by using the DSP Mobile Crime Tip app, available for download at www.delaware.gov/apps.
Information also may be provided by calling Delaware Crime Stoppers at (800) TIP-3333, via the Internet at www.tipsubmit.com, or by sending an anonymous tip by text to 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword “DSP.”